Sea Floor Surveys Support Texas Maritime Trade
This winter, NOAA will begin a year-long survey of the sea floor in the Port of Houston and Galveston Bay navigational areas, to aid efforts to bring more trade, more cargo, more jobs, and more economic benefits to the Houston area. The navigation survey team arrived in Galveston this week, to begin pre-survey preparations with mariners and federal partners. "With bigger ships, crowded sea lanes, and more uses of ocean areas…
Western GOM Lease Sale Attracts Bids of $337 Million
The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management announced that its Western Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale 218, held today in New Orleans…
U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Alert
United States Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship Marine Safety Alert 07-11 December 14, 2011 Washington, DC. Listen & Live / Develop & Follow Smart Safety Procedures.This alert reminds all maritime personnel of the dangers associated with working around or near moving machinery. A recent marine casualty resulted in a death onboard a Great Lakes ore carrier.
This Day in Naval History
1814 - A British squadron captures U.S. gunboats in Battle of Lake Borgne, La. 1944 - The rank of fleet admiral (five star admiral) is established. 1945 - Capt. Sue S.
Peter Noble to Lead SNAME
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Elects Peter G. Noble as the Society’s Next President. On Friday November 18, 2011, Peter G. Noble was elected…
Great Lakes-Seaway Season Sails Toward Positive Close
U.S. ports continued to post positive tonnage numbers in November. The Seaway’s 2011 year-to-date total cargo shipments from March 22 to November 30 were 33 million metric tons, up 1.23 percent from the same period last year. “With only one of the big three commodities, coal, bettering last year’s pace by 22,000 metric tons, the year-to-date performance of other bulk commodities like petroleum products (up 80 percent)…
Seafarers Hit the High Notes
The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society’s Christmas Carol Service Helps Residents Remember. Dementia residents at The Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society will be hitting the high notes this Christmas at a carol service which marks the culmination of an innovative programme of ‘musical therapy’ introduced this year to help their condition. The care home, which provides dedicated nursing and respite care to former seafarers and non-seafarers…
MSC Squadron Completes Maldives Port Call
Military Sealift Command Maritime Prepositioning Force ship USNS SGT William R. Button left the port of Male, Republic of the Maldives, today after completing a four-day port visit to the Indian Ocean island nation. The stop included bilateral meetings with senior Maldives National Defense Force officials, cultural exchange activities and a community relations event. Button is the flagship of Diego Garcia-based Maritime Prepositioning Ship Squadron Two…
GL: Five Stars for Ernst Russ
The shipping company Ernst Russ strives continuously for the highest quality, safety and environmental standards in shipping; in recognition of this it has now been awarded the "GL Excellence - 5 Stars" certificate by classification society Germanischer Lloyd (GL). Ernst Russ Managing Director Mr Stefan Bülow and Mr Jan Stahmer, Health, Safety, Environment und Quality Manager, were presented with the firm's certificate by GL this week…
Rolls-Royce Secures Two OSV Design Contracts
Rolls-Royce, a global power systems company, today announced that it has won a £15 million order to provide design, integrated power and propulsion systems and equipment for two offshore service vessels for ship owner Island Offshore. The contract includes options of four additional vessels. Per Kristian Furø, Rolls-Royce General Sales Manager – Offshore said: “We have worked very closely with Island…
GPA Names Engelbrecht Project Manager
Eric Engelbrecht has joined Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) as a Project Manager. Mr. Engelbrecht will manage a wide array of GPA projects, incorporating team members across all of the international offices with a dedicated focus on meeting each client’s unique requirements. Mr. Engelbrecht will also be a part of the GPA management team developing new business. Mr.
GPA Appoints Payne as Electrical Dept. Manager
Joseph E. Payne, P.E. has joined Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) as the Electrical Department Manager and Chief Electrical Engineer. At GPA, Mr. Payne is responsible for the complete design and systems integration of all main and emergency power, lighting, HVAC controls, hazardous area classification, interior communications & alarm systems.
Hinder The Rust With HinderRUST
Fluoramics Inc. has developed a revolutionary, rust-inhibiting lubricant that is solvent free, non-aerosol based, and odor free. Frank Reick, the inventor of HinderRUST has many credits to his product portfolio. He is the original developer of Tufoil, which holds the title of “The World’s Most Efficient Lubricant” by the Guinness Book of World Records. In addition, while working with the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Brunswick…
IHC Merwede secures €200million in New Orders
IHC Merwede is pleased to announce that it has recently secured orders for advanced vessels and equipment in its core markets of dredging and offshore to the value of €200million.
EnerMech Turnover Up 100%
Mechanical engineering services company, EnerMech Ltd, will finish the year with a 100% increase in sales, with 2011 turnover expected to top £103 million compared to £49.5 million last year. The Aberdeen-based company forecast for 2011 will deliver a £10 million profit (EBITDA*) and said turnover next year would increase to £142 million with profits expected to double to £20 million. The company also announced that Lloyds Banking Group has agreed to provide additional funding of £20 million…
INTERTANKO launches PhD Fellowship
INTERTANKO launches PhD Fellowship in Marine Pollution Law at World Maritime University. INTERTANKO is to fund a three-year PhD study into the emerging law and policy on criminal liability for marine pollution and the effects of this on seafarers. INTERTANKO will be working with the World Maritime University (WMU) and with the individual student chosen to undertake this important work. INTERTANKO’s Council has identified criminalisation as a high priority item for the INTERTANKO Work Plan.
LNG-fueled Tanker Delivered to LR Class
World’s first LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding delivered to Deen Shipping by Rotterdam's Shipyard Trico to Lloyd’s Register class. Chemical tanker MT Argonon to emit less Sox, Nox and particulates across Europe's inland waterways. The world's first new LNG-fuelled tanker has been delivered in Rotterdam to Lloyd's Register class, heralding the start of a new era of cleaner shipping for Europe's local waterways.
Salazar to Open Western GOM Lease Sale 218
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will open Western Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 218 in New Orleans today at 9 a.m. CST at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with brief remarks.
U.S. Lakers' November Cargo Up 12 PCT
U.S.-flag Great Lakes freighters (“lakers”) carried 10 million tons of dry-bulk cargo in November, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to October, and an increase of 11.9 percent compared to a year ago. The November float was also 3.8 percent above the month’s 5-year average. Iron ore cargos for the steel industry increased 14 percent compared to a year ago. Limestone cargos for construction, steel production…